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My tdi 2007 jetta engine cut out after overtaking a truck. On further investigation there is no oil on the dipstick but there were no indicator lights on for oil or other warnings. What could be the

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The oil warning light has nothing to do with oil level. That is not the way this warning system works. The warning light comes on when the oil PRESSURE drops too low as determined by an oil pressure switch installed on the engine. So you could have low oil on the dip stick but still have enough oil to maintain oil pressure in the engine. It is also possible that the oil pressure sensor is faulty. This probably is not connected to the vehicle cutting out when passing the truck. That could be something as simple as a dirty fuel filter or clogged injector. Since you are losing oil there are a variety of problems that your engine could be having.

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